Notorious white woman formerly masquerading as African American president of the NAACP chapter in Spokane, Washington, Rachel Dolezal, was disinvited from the Baltimore Book Festival after public outrage.
Rather than quietly remove Dolezal from the lineup, festival organizers publicly disavowed her in a Facebook post, citing reaction from attendees and authors as the reason for rescinding the invitation.
Dolezal was initially invited to the September festival to promote her autobiography, “In Full Color: Finding My Place in a Black and White World.” The book details Dolezal’s experiences being “‘outed’ as a white woman who had knowingly been ‘passing’ as Black” and chronicles “the path that led her from being a child of white evangelical parents to an NAACP chapter president and respected educator and activist who identifies as Black.”
In an interview with VICE, Dolezal admitted that she’s had difficulty finding a job since her story first went viral. Most of her current income comes from braiding African American hair and selling artwork, which has also slowed down.
“Right now, I’m pretty broke,” Dolezal told the reporter. “I can’t afford a lot of paints.”
Her book tour was announced to start in South Africa, where “the climate is more receptive to racial fluidity.”
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